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23 Aug
Getting High is A Many Splendoured Thing: The Dangers of Polysubstance Abuse There is a hospital in Brooklyn, New York City, where history was made in taking better care of addicted patients. This is Maimonides Medical Center. Their intensive care unit (ICU) used to have a largely geriatric patient population, but in just two years, they were overtaken by younger patients in withdrawal from alcohol and polysubstance abuse. The majority of the withdrawal patients came from the emergency department. Most of the [...]
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15 Aug
How To Support An Addicted Loved One Without Enabling Them Watching her spouse battle his substance abuse disorder, including both drug and alcohol addiction, was extremely painful for Margaret, especially when he suffered through his failed treatment programs. Every time he entered a rehab centre, Margaret and her family members believed this would be the time that it stuck. The family members all thought they had effective ways of helping him, that if they loved him enough, helped him as [...]
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05 Aug
Cannabis Poisoning: The Scourge of Excessive Weed Use It’s intoxicating in the beginning of the relationship,” says Tommy Rosen, referring to his former love affair with weed. Now 26 years weed-free, Rosen is the founder of the Recovery 2.0 Protocol, which helps people stop marijuana use. He speaks out on the dangers of the substance, while the endless debate on its legalization and medical use rages on. Here in Canada, cannabis was legalized nationwide on October [...]
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01 Aug
The Dangers of Cocaine Addiction Derived from leaves of the coca plant, cocaine is a stimulant that elevates dopamine levels to create a feeling of euphoria and increased energy. It is a highly addictive drug that creates a sense of false confidence and invincibility that can lead to irrational decisions and delusional thoughts that could be harmful. Although it sometimes comes in tablet form, cocaine is usually sold as a powder that resembles white flour. [...]
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12 Feb
Drug Use and Abuse In Canada Drug abuse has been a growing problem all around the world, even in Canada. The cost of combating the drug problem is an expensive one that quickly drains resources and the taxpayers wallet. Not only is the monetary cost high but so is the personal cost. Here are some facts concerning drug use and abuse in Canada. Drug Use and Abuse in Canada Drug use and abuse in Canada is [...]
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13 Mar
This teen died in Ottawa as a result of the Opioid crisis Chloe Kotval (Image courtesy: Neville Kotval to the CBC)With the Valentine’s Day death of 14-year-old Chloe Kotval or the December 31st death of 18-year-old Teslin Russell still stinging in the collective hearts of parents in the nations’ capital; what remains painstakingly obvious is that the opioid crisis in this country is showing no signs of decreasing. Opioid use, misuse and abuse is killing Canadians. They are easily accessible.  [...]
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13 Jan
Signs of Drug Addiction You Can Detect Instantly The signs of drug addiction aren't as obvious as most people think; millions of people around the world struggle with addiction while hiding it from their friends, family and coworkers.Do you suspect someone you know has a drug addiction? Maybe it's your best friend, your spouse, or even your parent. Or maybe you're worried that you have a problem. Often times, people who start using drugs recreationally discover that [...]
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15 Dec
Is Recovery from Drug Addiction Possible? You know you have a problem and want to stop. But you keeping asking yourself, "Is recovery from drug addiction possible?" The journey back from drug addiction can be difficult, but no matter how far gone you may feel, recovery is possible. Is recovery from drug addiction possible?The negative impact that drugs have on the brain and mental health are well documented, but ongoing substance abuse also takes a [...]
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25 May
7 Signs of Substance Abuse in the Workplace For many people, the casual use of certain substances, like alcohol or drugs, becomes a serious problem because of one thing -- denial. The refusal to acknowledge a chemical dependency can lead to reckless abuse, the effects of which spill over into the other areas of a user's life. Most notably, their relationships and jobs. Substance abuse in the workplace is quite commonplace, and rampant but if it cannot be seen, [...]
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12 Apr
Canada’s Shocking War on Drugs: An Infographic By now you've read plenty of our drug fact articles where we talk about how 47,000 Canadians die every year as a result of drug addiction, etc.With the onslaught of drugs like Fentanyl creating crisis in Alberta, or the new drug called W-18 that's 100 times stronger than Fentanyl hitting the shores of British Columbia - the problem of addiction doesn't seem to stop growing.We end up wanting [...]
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